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Eyad Ibrahim Agha, Syria to Germany | Employment and Growth

Eventually, things were getting more difficult, economically and politically. So I decided I had to do something. It was easy to find a smuggler.

It was a wooden fishing boat. I was with five friends. There were 400 people on our boat and another 150 towed behind.

I had just a small bag and my mobile phone—and that’s it. I had some cheese, some bread, some dates, nuts; things that you can put into your bag for a long time. The trip took ten days.  

We were stressed, but we had to deal with it. So we slept. You play games; you talk to people. We were picked up off Italy.

After three days, we started our journey again: from Italy to France, and from France to asylum in Germany.

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